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  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Puri is located on the eastern side of India in the province of Orissa. Lying on the coastal strip in the Puri district, the destination is 60 kilometre from the city of Bhubaneswar. This coastal city lies on the golden triangle of Orissa, connecting with Konark and Bhubaneswar.

The city of Puri is known for its historic immemorial, sanctorum, architectural magnificence, balanced climate and divine significance. Counted among the most sacred pilgrim centres for Hindus in India, the destination is a seat of Lord of Universe, Jagannath, as per testimony of Skanda Purana. Honoured with the famous Jagannath shrine, the spiritual city is also known as Jagannath Puri. Positioned along the coast of Bay of Bengal, the city is one of the frequented tourist destinations in India.

All the cities of the triangular axis have well-known pilgrimage venues, exotic landscapes, beaches, historical sites that attract travellers throughout the year. Besides, the destination is a repository of art and architecture of India with testaments dating back to 3rd century B.C. This ancient town has ruins and testaments belonging to the period from 3rd century B.C. to 17th century A.D.

The spiritual city attracts devotees along with tourists from around the world for witnessing attractions like Temple of Child Krishna at Indradyumna Tank, Atharnala Bridge and Sudarshan Crafts Museum. The city also has the famous Sun Temple of Konark.

One of the major highlights of the city is Rath Yatra (Car or Chariot festival), which is hosted every year in the city. Puri Rath Yatra 2012 starts on 21st June at Jaganath Temple, Puri, Orissa. The festival marks the journey of Krishna known as Jaganath in this region, from Gokul to Mathura. Three huge chariots carrying the idols of Jaganath, his brother Balbadra, and his sister Subhadra are pulled along the streets from the Jaganath temple to the temple of Gundicha Mandir. On the ninth day, Rath Yatra is repeated in the opposite direction. Pilgrims and tourists throng to the destination to cherish the international event besides an annual Puri Beach Festival held in the month of November. 

The coastal city gained fame after Chodaganga Deva who built the temple of Purusottama Jagannath after winning a war. Over the years, association with Lord Rama, influenced renaming of city to Purusottama Kshetra, also known as Purusottama Puri, which exists as Puri at present.

Among well-known attractions in and around, Puri features Chilka Lake, a large inland salt-water lake, Puri Beach, Gundicha Ghar and the Childlike Wildlife Sanctuary. Over the years, the coastal city has emerged as an industrial centre with major industries like rice milling, handicrafts and fish curing.

The pleasant weather of the coastal city all round the year makes it an ideal destination for the travellers. With mild summers and cool winters, October to March is considered the best time to visit Puri.  
 

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Md Khan

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  • Md Khan
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
  •  38 readers

"Good destination with awesome attractions!" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Puri temple the main attraction, there after Puri beach is one of the finest beach of eastern India.
Must visit Place: Puri Temple, Puri Beach (Sun rise & Sun set), Sand exhibition, Konark Temple, etc.
Food: famous Desert- Khaja, chena misti, Chena Puda. Foods are very testy and spicy, the best one is fish.
Shopping: Good number of stall at Puri beach and market. Lots of see related things are sell there. Panjabi (Orrisa trend), But best one is Aluminium utensils. The best time to visit Oct to Feb. Because Puri temperature is so high.
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Amit Singh

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  • Amit Singh
  • 1 Review
  •  58 readers

"Awesome Place!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Hotels in Puri are awesome. Sea-view from Hotel Prince is just outstanding. Clean & good service. Everyone must go there & spend at least 7 days.. Beach, Sea, Mela all are out of the world. Go with your family & recommend everyone else. Sunset & Sunrise views are also good.
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Lkb Lkb

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  • Lkb Lkb
  • 1 Review
  •  48 readers

"Overall it was good trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Great temple, sea view and hotel are excellent enjoyed a lot with family. The temple city Bhubaneswar & sea was awesome. Go there & have fun. Arrived to Bhubaneswar station and by bus and enjoy AC bus ride so it was very pleasure.
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Sidharth Panda

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  • Sidharth Panda
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  114 readers

"Awesome experience at Puri" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The experience at Puri was very good. We mainly went to see lord Jaganath temple i.e The srimandir. First of all we went to Puri via Konark through the marine drive we did sightseeing at Konark and Chandrabhaga. The sunset at Chandrabhaga was enthralling. Then we went to Puri via marine drive. The sea view at marine drive is awesome. We halted for the night at an hotel in Belabhumi. Then the next morning we went to lord Jaganathl temple. We had our lunch at Ananda bazaar. Then we went for sightseeing to various religious places in the city we then spent the evening at Puri beach. The next day we returned to Bhubaneswar. The experience at Puri was an awe enthralling memory. The food at Puri is good. Apart from the srimandir you can visit Konark, Chandrabhaga or various mathas around the city. It is a must travel experience for everybody and every one should visit the divine city of Puri.
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Soumyajeet Sanyal

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  • Soumyajeet Sanyal
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 1 Review
  •  117 readers

"Fun & Frolic at Puri" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Its a decent place with quite cheap places to have sea food and drink some beer. There are two main intentions behind visiting Puri. One is for pilgrimage, where you should visit the Jagannath Temple and the second one is to chill along with friends and family. It has a vast historical taste to it as well with the Konark Sun temple just 30 kms away. Try some prawn delicacies as well and try some local food like Dalma, Dahi Brinjal. Also try to have the Jagannath temple abhada if possible. Overall good experience.
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Aaryan Raj

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  • Aaryan Raj
  • 1 Review
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"Best place to roam & spend time" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Puri is an amazing place for any kind of travellers. There are not just one beach but many beaches here. May be some of them are secluded but otherwise quite enjoyable. Jagannath temple, Gundicha mandir, Loknath temple are among some must visit religious places while Konark, 30 kms away from Puri is a world heritage sight. There is also a place called Ramchandi which is a good picnic spot and has some great scenic beauty. Roaming around Puri town through bicycles or rickshaw is an amazing experience. Light house near Baliapanda opens after 4 pm which is also a good experience. The panipuri at beach side stalls is awesome. And so is the seafood too. In restaurants, the restaurants of Victoria club hotel and hotel holiday resorts is too good. And its cheap too. On an overall Puri is a great place for a beach side romantic or even quality alone type journey.
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Samstuti Chanda

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  • Samstuti Chanda
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  236 readers

"In search of peace!" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
If possible I can spend the entire day watching the sea. How peaceful the place is. We visited the Jagannath temple, Masir bari, pisir bari. Felt unique, but I liked the sea most. Collected many unique stones, shells. From out hotel we could clearly see the sea. And the night breeze was so relaxing. I wish to visit the place again.
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Sahil Ali

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  • Sahil Ali
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 1 Review
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"Overall it was good trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Very good place spend our good times. The beach is nice and clean. The environment is good. Must visit place is Jagaannathh temple. You can also go to Chilka lake which is 80 kilometre away from the Puri beach. There you will be amazed after watching dolphins. Must go place.
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Jyotirmoy Biswas

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  • Jyotirmoy Biswas
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  110 readers

"Amazing holidays at Puri" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It was a wonderful place without any doubt. The beach is really very enjoying and there are many things which are also very enjoying like the Jagannath temple which is 101 feet tall and also a very holy temple. It is wonderful place to spend your holidays in summer.
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  • Gaurang basant agarwal
  • Lives in Aligarh
  • 6 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Pristine Eastern Coast!" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Serene, Sublime, Pristine, that's what Orissa is. The tranquillity of the Bay of Bengal will keep your mind body & soul calm. You will be in peace with the nature. The Lord Jagannath Puri temple is a pilgrimage centre & devotees seek the blessings of the Lord religiously. The golden beach is very beautiful & the east coast sunrise is a visual treat for the eyes.
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